Friday, January 13, 2012

Reflecting on Friendships

I woke up this morning reflecting on friendships.
You know you young uns out there probably don't know this yet but friendships are one of the most important things in a gals life.  And they come in a whole different varieties.
I have been so lucky in my 52 years of life to have many friends.  Some have been life long friends, some from 15 years ago and some brand new ones.  And by the way, you're never too old to make new friends.
It's when you have to let a friend go that is heartbreaking.
Sometimes you have to.  I had to let my best friend from childhood go because of her death 3 years ago.
I, just today today let a friend go because of a lot of unfortunate circumstances that entered in to our friendship. She was my encourager and encouraged me beyond words to follow all of my dreams and always told me how important I was.
She was one of my best friends.
I'm sad, very sad.
You know, a lot of men don't realize the importance that a friend holds in a woman's life.  They are someone you can share your most intimate details with. You cry with them, you laugh with them, there are some that you play sports with.  You celebrate birthdays with your friends, and you celebrate their children's weddings and the births of their grandchildren.  You buy them gifts and send them "just because".  When you're young you talk about children with them, compare notes, (and usually that's about all you have time to do with your friends because you have a child hanging on your leg). You talk about your house and what your wants are. The ideas you have for your "dream home".  When your old like me, you talk about your grandchildren, how fat you've gotten, and those damn wrinkles that keep popping up everywhere. You talk about God, about your sicknesses, aches and pains and it's okay because you usually have the same aches and pains!   Friends are wonderful, friends are healing, friends are caretakers to your feelings.
I love my friends, and to the "one I had to let go", there is a special place in my heart for you.
I always welcome new friends, which is SO important.  And by the way, you should always make time for that special friend.
It is a sad day for me
hoping you all have a happy day!


  1. I love reading your blog Kendall! I have also had to let some really good friends go. It is very sad. I still laugh about all the goofy times we shared and that makes me even more sad...But, things happen and for every friend I've lost, I have gained another that is equally important to me.

  2. what a lovely blog entry. bitter sweet but lovely just the same. i found you quite by accident thru inspire design. i look forward to reading more entries and your wonderful, beautiful art work!!